Writing News

A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers. 

  • The Lavinia Project would like to invite you to our end of the semester reading. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 at The Center for the Arts (110 College St. Murfreesboro, TN). The reading will feature original poems, storytelling, and music. The Lavinia Project is an expressive writing workshop group and community literacy project comprised of survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence along with their witnesses and allies. We hold workshops every other Monday on campus. Please contact Matthew Brown for more information about the event or the group. Also, please spread the word to all potentially interested students and parties.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Allison Boyd at the Scarritt Benett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Thursday, December 21, 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public.
  • Salon@615: Matt de Peña and Loren Long will discuss their new book, Love. Main Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville, January 31 at 6:15. Tickets are free.

To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.



Calls for Student Writing.

"Win a Trip with Nick Kristof." The author of the winning essay will be awarded the opporutnity to travel on a reporting trip as a guest of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. For more information, click here. Deadline: December 10.

The Sagebrush Review, an annual journal of literature, art, and photography published by the students of the University of Texas at San Antonio, seeks submissions. "We accept poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, drama, collaborations, art, and photography submissions for our annual publication from all college students–undergraduates, graduate students, and postgraduates."  For more info, visit their website. Deadline January 31, 2018.

MTSU Write is seeking submissions for the inaugural issue of our literary journal, Shift. We accept submissions of short fiction, poetry, short plays, and creative non-fiction. For a complete set of guidelines, visit our website. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a useful guide to undergraduate journals in art and literature.